SUAY Community Dye Bath
CLOTHES NEED A MAKEOVER?
HAVE MONOCHROME DREAMS?
SUAY’S GOT YOU!
No need to DIY-dye, we’ve got you covered in new hues each month as part of our community dye bath. Better known as overdying, our communal dip allows you to cover your stained clothes, refresh faded hues, or give your garments a total color makeover. Please note that darker colors do not overdye, and for best results, please submit only medium to lighter colors. By participating in Suay's Community Dye Bath, you are extending the life of your garments, and we thank you.
HOW IT WORKS:
Each month Suay Sew Shop will offer custom dips to over-dye your clothes. Colors will change and rotate (have a request, just let us know!). Price is determined by weight ($16 cost per pound for solid colors and $32 per pound for tie-dye, $22 per pound for synthetic, $16 minimum per customer, and bulky item discount of $12 per pound).
Because of the drop-off/mail-in schedule allotted for our community, you can expect to receive your dyed textiles in approximately six weeks from the last day of the month dropped off (i.e. March dye bath would be ready by mid-May).
Drop off or mail in for receipt after the 1st of the month, and *by the last day of the month* for that month’s colors.
Need to mail in your items? Please fill out this form (and make sure your items get to us by the last day of the month). Once you submit your form, we will create an invoice and shipping label for you to send in your items (Please do not send in any items without first completing this form and hearing back from our team!).
Specify the color you want each garment (mail ins will send a detailed list via online form).
Once your items have been dyed and are ready for pick-up, we will send you an email to let you know that you can come pick them up (if local), or that they are on their way back to you via mail.
*Items that cannot go in the dye bath: polyester, leather, fur, silk, spandex (lycra), nylon, sheer (gauzy) fabrics, lace, wool, undergarments, and some upholstery fabrics.
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We’ve got you.
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We’ve been taught to discard stains, rips, holes, and “off-trend” items instead of repairing, reinforcing, redesigning, and repurposing them. That’s just wrong.
Suay Sew Shop is working outside of a system that is working against us by giving access to the community to put the power of repair in our own hands. Repair extends the life of our garments, keeps unnecessary waste out of landfills, and allows us to continue to wear and cherish what we love. Overdying is an excellent way to “repair” the sight of stains, replenish a faded color, and reinvigorate a tired look.
We are working to bring the cleanup economy to the community, and our work starts with protecting garment workers and giving reuse access to the people. Thank you for joining and supporting us on our textile journey.